Photographer: Robert H. Read
Plantago cordata Lam.
heart-leaved plantain, king-root
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial semi-aquatic; several long, fleshy roots|
|Flower: ||green to white, 4-parted, tiny; bracts and sepals about the same length; inflorescence up to 12" tall spike on stout, hollow, up to 12" tall stalks; blooms in the spring|
|Leaf:||main leaves large, 5"-10" long with a heart-shaped base; main veins not parallel to the edges|
|Habitat: ||wet to moist; streambanks; in limy soil|